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Letter to My Freshman Self: Gwendolyn Poole

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gwendolyn Poole

Gwendolyn Poole, Photography Editor

May 30, 2018

Dear Freshman Gwendolyn, Dang girl, you don’t know it yet, but you’re not gonna be able to recognize yourself senior year. We’ll just ignore the fact that you will actually look like a girl (with long hair, an ability to actually do makeup, and everything), but you’re going to have a sense of...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gavin Cardoza

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gavin Cardoza

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Dear Freshman Me, I don’t care if you think you’re ready for high school or not. I didn’t know what to expect from this school year and I don’t think you will either. So sorry, how rude of me, I haven’t introduced myself, and just from the tone it sounds like I’m scolding a stranger. It’...

GLAAD metric notes rise in LGBT-themed shows, films

GLAAD metric notes rise in LGBT-themed shows, films

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

May 29, 2018

Over 50 years ago, the Natalie Wood film “Inside Daisy Clover” was released to controversy for featuring a bisexual character who is not ashamed of his sexual orientation and does not commit murder or suicide in the film. In 1965, the film was one of the first motion-pictures to portray same-sex...

Already giving up on New Year’s resolution? Studies show only eight percent succeed in achieving goal

Already giving up on New Year’s resolution? Studies show only eight percent succeed in achieving goal

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

May 29, 2018

Although the winter is usually marked by gloomy, gray weather and shorter, darker days, for many people the new year also represents a clean slate and a hope for positive changes — otherwise known as a New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, many of these New Year “resolutioners” will never...

Middle class often left out of college financial aid

Middle class often left out of college financial aid

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018

As college tuition and fees continue to rise and outpace inflation, the price tag for even public colleges and universities leaves students wondering why they must pay so much to pursue a higher education and if it is worth it. College tuition rates have been rising since the ‘70s, a time in which...

Winterfest Court Couples: Lily Tran and Spencer Fulgham

January 31, 2018

Lily Tran My proudest accomplishments are getting a 3 on the AP Euro exam and a 5 on the APUSH exam, making the cheer team every year and becoming a captain, winning MVP for cheer my sophomore year, writing and publishing my work in the Bruin Voice newspaper, launching my BookTube, writing 50,000...

Winterfest Court Couples: Nicole Lam and Marino Dominguez

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018

Nicole Lam Nicole is known as the “mother” friend in her group. She is the younger of two girls, and she owns a small chorkie mix named, Chika. Her favorite season is autumn because of the nice weather and fresh produce. Her dream is to teach others passion for science a there is always something ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kate Lagera and William Jacob Fry

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018

Kate Lagera Going into my final year at Bear Creek, everything has felt so bittersweet. As a district transfer, I was so shocked by the kindness and welcoming arms I received so early on in my high school career. I was fortunate enough to meet amazing people and create lifelong friendships. I owe a ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kelly Huynh and Rajan Nathaniel

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018

Kelly Huynh My proudest accomplishments in high school includes passing classes that stressed me out like chemistry and APUSH, getting straight A’s for a semester that pushed me to my limit, getting an A in Mrs. Duffel’s class second semester sophomore year, and doing the moves wrap around and handst...

Winterfest Court Couples: Helen Le and Julian Bernado

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018

Helen Le My most prideful achievements include thinking of relatively accurate synonyms off the top of my head when I can’t think of anything else, scoring high on my ACT despite not having enough time to finish the math section properly, sticking with sports in high school even though I’ve ne...

Winterfest Court Couples: Erin Baquiran and Jordan Harris

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018

Erin Baquiran Erin Baquiran is not 12 I swear… she is hoping to get into UC Irvine or UCLA  to study towards becoming an engineer. You might have heard of Emanate, which is Erin’s brand with her own artwork that donates portions of the proceeds to the Reach Out Worldwide Foundation. She starte...

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Ben Gyman, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017

Matthew Shepard was a political science major at the University of Wyoming. He enjoyed theater and was learning to speak German and Italian. He had a very close relationship with his only brother Logan. On the night of Oct. 6, 1998, Shepard was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by two men because...

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